I have enjoyed all the Percy Jackson books, and this was no exception. They are certainly a young reader’s story but I, at 25, enjoyed them none the less. If you enjoyed the first installment, you will certainly enjoy this addition to the Percy Jackson saga.
We listened to the Percy Jackson book on a camping road trip. It is a fun, family friendly book. My Jr. High School and High School daughters both enjoyed the book and it gave us something to do while driving at night time and during long sections of our road trip.
I have tried and tried to keep listening to this audiobook but the narrator is just so awful that I can't even finish it. I have never had such a problem that I couldn't get used to it, but this one was horrible. Waste of credits for me, I'll buy and read it.
I really love these books. they are well written and well read. Keeps you listening all the way to the end. then you can't wait to hear the next one
This was a great book with a great narrator. I would recommend this book to any listeners.
These stories are fun and entertaining, but the guy they hired to read them is absolutely awful. His character "voices" all sound the same and are equally irritating. If only Jim Dale had been allowed to read this one...
This really isn't very good. I am hoping the rest of the series is better. The author's first book in this series was ok as a starter, but the writing didn't improve in this one. The over the top ability of the children to out reason the "immortal gods" is taken to far this time out.
This series from Riordan really is meant for children but it does not have the qualities that make most books for children so magical to read. I would recommend instead Kingdoms and the Elves of the Reaches, an amazing set of stories, or Chronicles of Narnia, another amazing set of stories.
This is where I give up on the Percy Jackson series. I thought this one was so boring, I kept falling asleep or brain-wandering and had to keep rewinding it to figure out what was going on. Just like Lightning Thief, it was all so cliche. So much of it was like a remake of the Greek myths with a very unmythological and unGreek boy named Percy thrown in. I do think that Rick Riordan is a talented writer. But I think he would do himself well to move on to something other than Greek myths.
Percy Jackson is a very popular series. My review is the minority here. If you are considering downloading it, read everyone else's reviews first. You may actually like it.